Reel Reviewer Column: King Richard is a Grand Slam

Jason Day previews the latest cinema releases, including the biopic following Venus and Serena Williams’ father.

The Addams Family 2 (Out on October 8)

Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron return to provide the voices of the ‘seriously kooky’ animated family. Gomez (Isaac) decides on a family camping trip to help them bond; ghoulishly funny capers follow.

Halloween Kills (October 15)

“Evil dies tonight” says Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis), chased for decades by serial killer Michael Myers. He’s racked up 150+ on screen kills in 12 movies but, with another instalment planned for 2022, she’d better not count her pumpkins before they’re carved.

Dune (October 22)

Director Denis Villenueve has created a visually stunning sci-fi about aristocratic families battling
for control of a planet that contains a space travel enabling drug. Timothee Chalamet stars.

Last Night in Soho (October 29)

Edgar Wright’s thriller is about an aspiring fashion designer mysteriously transported to the swinging 1960s. Designs from MK-based Poppy Simone Dowsing are featured and the cast includes 60s cinema legends.

Eternals (November 5)

Marvel movie about God-like beings who have helped humans evolve over millennia. They do battle when their evil counterparts the Deviants threaten to destroy humanity. Stars Angelina Jolie.

Kind Richard (November 12)

Biographical drama starring Will Smith as Richard Williams, father to tennis legends Venus and Serena. The movie follows his battles to ensure his daughters have an equal shot at sporting success.

Belfast (November 12)

Drama from director Kenneth Branagh that focuses on families during the 1960’s in Northern Ireland. The cast includes Dame Judi Dench and Jamie Dornan.

Pirates (November 26)

TV presenter Reggie Yates directs his first feature length film, a hotly anticipated “shortest ever” road movie as three friends journey across London on New Year’s Eve 1999.

And at MK Gallery… Raphael on Screen

It’s 500 years since Renaissance master Raphael died and this filmed account of a Rome exhibition is probably the biggest celebration of his work. To book: bit.ly/3tiKm5W

You can read more in-depth reviews from Jason by following him on Twitter: @Reelreviewer

This feature was published in the October/November 2021 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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